Empower your students through H5P
Just a bit of background first, if you want to know more about H5P:
Why should I ask my students to build their own H5P activities?
- Students get to take ownership of their content
- They can add the content to their portfolio to demonstrate graduate attibutes
- They create activities or assessment questions that you may be able to reuse: it’s a way to understand what type of learning activities they enjoy, too.
- Students have fun creating content!
By doing so, you are changing the learning activity design from one (teacher) to many (students) towards many (students) to many (students), therefore enriching their learning experience.
How do I set it up?
You build a sub-course (or separate course)
The sub-course acts as an activity design lab
You give students permissions to create H5P content and add/access content bank from H5P in this subcourse.
You give instructions for the activity in the ‘main’ course page.
The students create H5P activities as directed , in the sub-course which are stored int he content bank.
In the ‘main course’ the students post the link to their activity into a Glossary or Database or, with ‘embed’ permissions, to a forum.
Example of setup
Possible peer-review / grading criteria
- Clarity if content produced
- Content accuracy
- Alignment with LO (on topic)
- Graphic/activity relevance
- Layout of activity / presentation
- Accessibility + credits and references (if applicable)
- Enhances the knowledge/skills of users undertaking the activity
- Originality / human touch /humour (bonus points?)
- There are other strategies to setup H5P for students are presented by Lance Roe, from Idaho State University in this document:
Roe, L. (2020). H5P Strategies - student driven content creation. Retrieved 8 December 2020, fromhttps://docs.google.com/document/d/1Xd_0hSI395TxDx_PVTCjCS6ETGiSdlilRIJPpn8eEIE/edit
- This Moodle doc page provides further details on using the H5P content bank :
Content bank - MoodleDocs. (2020). Retrieved 8 December 2020, from https://docs.moodle.org/310/en/Content_bank
- To help support students creating an H5P activity, with on-screen guidance, set up a User Tour!
A small gift for your Moodle for December the 12th, brought to you by Aurelie Soulier from Catalyst IT Europe.